April 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20 , 2018.
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) has been named a winner of the Knight Arts Challenge Grant 2017, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for its program Macro Directors for Microtheater Miami.
Macro Directors will be divided into two seasons. The first one directed by Carlos Diaz, it is an adaptation of Henry Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt to Microtheater’s format and will run April 19th to May 20th. The text has been written by Norge Espinosa.
The original work,. Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt and is the most widely performed of all Norwegian plays. Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt in a deliberate disregard of the limitations that the conventional stagecraft of the 19th century imposed on drama. Its 40 scenes move uninhibitedly in time and space and between consciousness and the unconscious, blending folkloric fantasy and unsentimental realism.
The project Macro Directors for Microtheater will experiment with theatrical formats by inviting renowned theater directors to produce plays in the center’s microtheatres, located in shipping containers, where each 15-minute piece is part of a larger story that audience members can see in any order. This is the third KACM grant awarded to CCEMiami since 2012.
Microtheater Miami is an all-encompassing performing arts experience that started in 2011 as part of the activities presented by CCEMiami. Since then, the patio of our Center is transformed into a lounge with seven shipping containers that become stages for seven 15 minute original plays in English and Spanish, inspired by a new theme every 5 weeks. The plays are performed 6 to 8 times per night.
Tickets are $6 per person per play and $5 for CCEMiami members’. Tickets can be bought online through our website Microtheater Miami (www.microtheatermiami.com) or at the box office.
About Carlos Diaz
Carlos Diaz is a Cuban actor and theatre director that holds the 2016 National Theater Award of Cuba. He founded the company Teatro El Público in 1992. Teatro el Público was one of the five leading theater companies in the world chosen to be part of Kennedy Center outstanding 2016–2017 theater season.
Diaz studied theater at the University of the Arts (ISA) because he positively knew he wanted to direct, but it was a time when there was no academic training for directors in Cuba. After graduation, he worked as theater consultant and assistant director with Roberto Blanco for Teatro Irrumpe where he had the opportunity to do everything but direct. From 1988 to 1990, he was artistic director and general consultant for Ballet Teatro de La Habana. In 1989, the director of the National Theatre, Pedro Renteria, gave him the chance to direct, provided he produced three plays in a year. Those first three productions, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tea and Sympathy and Glass Menagerie, were billed as North American Theatre Trilogy. This was the origin of what would one day become Teatro El Público.